Vladimir Putin announced military action in Ukraine, heard explosions in the Kiev region

The People’s Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk asked Russia for help. In this regard, under Article 51 of Part 7 of the United Nations Charter, with the approval of the Council of the Russian Federation and the Agreement on Friendly and Mutual Assistance [entre la Russie et] People’s Republics of Donetsk and Lukansk, I decided to launch a special military operation. Its aim is to protect the people affected by the threat and genocide of the Kiev regime for eight years. To this end, we will work to militarize and destroy Ukraine, and bring to justice those who have committed numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation. Occupying Ukrainian territories is not in our plans. It is not going to impose anything on anyone. At the same time we often hear that documents in Western countries “Signed by the Soviet dictatorship”, Correcting the results of World War II, should not be implemented. The results of World War II and the sacrifices made by our people on the altar of victory over Nazism are sacred. ⁇